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Just finished up the season.  The show improved dramatically in the second half, and continued a general positive track until the end.  The show was never as good as either Daredevil season, but its high points were roughly on par with Jessica Jones and Luke Cage, without the slow burn pacing the two tended to favor.  None of the villains were as enjoyable as the likes of Kingpin or Killgrave, but they were sufficiently menacing for what they set out to do.  


Madame Gao was several notches higher than Harold or Bokudo, of course.  She's a lot of fun.  I hope we get more time with her in subsequent shows/seasons.

The writing and acting probably improved the most as the season progressed.  The cast got more comfortable with their characters and each other.  The fights got a bit better as they went.  I'm a huge kung fu movie fan, so I hold choreography to a pretty high standard.  And while we got some decent matchups


Drunken boxing!  I was overjoyed when that happened!


, things never reached the level of your average Daredevil fight.  I think Agents of Shield has done better close quarters fighting scenes.  This is the biggest area they can improve upon, assuming we get a second season.  I could see Marvel taking a Hulk style approach and just have Danny show up in other peoples' series going forward, but I really think there's enough here to warrant revisiting in a year or two.
Trailers for the 2017/18 season are already rolling out....

Seth MacFarlane is doing Star Trek...sort of... lol

*Broken video link removed*
Watched The Orville last night....

It was amusing... not Galaxy Quest clever/funny or Family Guy raunchy/satire... somewhere in between the the two.  If anything, it felt too safe, too comfortable, too familiar.  It's more old skool dramedy than full-on comedy or parody.

This is pretty much Star Trek in everything but name.  From the primary colour uniforms, the bridge design, good ships are white and the bad guy ships are greenish, etc.  The makers clearly have a great love for Star Trek as the series is not mean spirited but instead a gentle good hearted wink, nod and nudge at the sillier aspects of the various incarnations.  It copies the TNG formula very closely (too closely maybe???)  right down to the scoring and old style cliffhanger commercial breaks.  In fact, the whole time I was watching, I kept thinking this looks and feels like a 90s syndicated adventure show.  It looks both slick and cheap at the same time lol.

The pilot is all intro and set up,  so now that it is out of the way, I am very curious how the show evolves.  
I would give the pilot a 7 out of 10.




I know the critics have been very critical of the show as was a friend of mine who saw it. I think the problem is marketing: they made it look like a comedy when it really isn't one. It's a drama with comedic elements, albeit mostly bad comedic elements. Most of the jokes are pretty flat, or safe as you said. Because I went in knowing it wasn't a comedy I was more satisfied with it.

Is it a great show? No. Is it a terrible show? No. It's mediocre at best but has the potential to be really good if they make some changes.
I only learned yesterday the show is an hourly one - I'd assumed it was a half-hour. That strikes me as unwise...
(09-11-2017, 08:26 AM)bionicbob Wrote: [ -> ]Watched The Orville last night....

It was amusing... not Galaxy Quest clever/funny or Family Guy raunchy/satire... somewhere in between the the two.  If anything, it felt too safe, too comfortable, too familiar.  It's more old skool dramedy than full-on comedy or parody.

This is pretty much Star Trek in everything but name.  From the primary colour uniforms, the bridge design, good ships are white and the bad guy ships are greenish, etc.  The makers clearly have a great love for Star Trek as the series is not mean spirited but instead a gentle good hearted wink, nod and nudge at the sillier aspects of the various incarnations.  It copies the TNG formula very closely (too closely maybe???)  right down to the scoring and old style cliffhanger commercial breaks.  In fact, the whole time I was watching, I kept thinking this looks and feels like a 90s syndicated adventure show.  It looks both slick and cheap at the same time lol.

The pilot is all intro and set up,  so now that it is out of the way, I am very curious how the show evolves.  
I would give the pilot a 7 out of 10.






im actually enjoying this show but the constant bickering of the captain and his ex are starting to grind on my nerves.and is there any need for the helmsman i mean he just repeats everything he is told to do.cut out the martital crap and this show has potential.


full trailer just dropped for punisher netflix series and as long as they dont tone it down,it looks like its going to be the best of the lot
THE GIFTED on FOX



A solid premiere episode!   From the producers of the X-Men movies, the pilot was directed by Bryan Singer, it follows the Strucker family when they have to go on the run after discovering the two children are mutants.

Set in a world where the X-Men and Brotherhood are missing, the Struckers turn to the Mutant Underground for help, which is populated by many X-Men characters such as Polaris, Warpath (or is it Thunderbird?) and Blink.

There is even a Stan Lee cameo!

The cast is strong.  I will watch Amy Acker in anything. LOVE.  lol.

A really entertaining opening and I look forward to seeing what shape the series will take.
Is anyone watching the Philip K Dick anthology, "Electric Dreams"?
Reviews have been mixed and I'm on the fence.

http://www.indiewire.com/2017/08/philip-...201868309/

I wasn't aware of it. It's on Amazong Prime?
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